spring

pros
starting to eat more delicious homegrown food, especially the endless artichokes...the arrival of the swallows...the arrival of the last, desperately sought-out new trees...the SUN...the first jumping trout...the daily kingfisher...the anticipation of the elderflower champagne...chelsea being dumped ignominiously out of the champions league...the first new flowers on some much anticipated new plant, such as the carolina allspice below



cons
the inability to justify sitting in front of the fire, be-dressing gowned obscenely early in the evening with a beer pouring over plant catalogues...incurring the wrath of t'wife by still sitting in front of the fire, be-dressing gowned obscenely early in the evening with a beer pouring over plant catalogues...getting knarked while sitting in front of the fire, be-dressing gowned obscenely early in the evening with a beer pouring over plant catalogues and finding the seeds i'd purchased weeks before (and ONLY the seeds i'd purchased weeks before) now offered at half price...finding a liquid of an unsubstantiated chemistry oozing from what had hitherto seemed a rather promising air dried ham...evenings periodically curtailed by having to rid a sheep of the early effects of flystrike, while it takes struggling umbridge to what it presumes is you staring at its rusty sheriff's badge for an enjoyable pastime

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